State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie.
Just before Christmas I met State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie, who is keen to work with us for positive change.
Our meeting was encouraging and I am excited about what the future could hold.
In the aftermath of the Roger Sutton case it was good that Mr Rennie
took full responsibility for holding the joint press conference with Mr Sutton that allowed the former Cera boss a platform to trivialise events that led to his resignation.
has admitted his
actions effectively showed that he
, and by implication the public service, have not taken unacceptable behaviour towards female public servants seriously enough, leading to a culture where complainants are less confident about coming forward.
I saw the PSA
and Ministry for Women on the day I met Mr Rennie
and was really heartened that they support this goal.